Federal Employee News

Monday, September 30, 2013

Shutdown nears, stocks fall

Article Title: Stocks tumble as government shutdown nears

Snippet of Article: "...Stocks were sharply lower on Wall Street as investors braced for a potential government shutdown..."

Source: www.usatoday.com Government Shutdown 2013, Federal government shutdown news, Federal Shutdown,

Saturday, September 28, 2013

NSA maps some Americans' social connections

Article Title: NSA maps out a person's social connections

Snippet of Article: "...For almost three years the National Security Agency has been tapping the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections, allowing the government to identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, The New York Times reported...."

Source: www.cbsnews.com Social Connection Mapping

Friday, September 27, 2013

Prediction: Government Shutdown Will Be Averted

Article Title: Sen. Rob Portman predicts government shutdown will be averted

Snippet of Article: "...He said he is optimistic that the House and Senate will be able to reach a spending compromise in time to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. "I think we will pass something," Portman said...."

Source: www.cleveland.com Government Shutdown 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA contract includes monitoring conversations on blogs, mainstream news websites and discussion boards

Article Title: FDA Hires Obama Campaigners to Track Its Social Media Reach

Snippet of Article: "...The contract includes monitoring conversations on blogs, mainstream news websites and discussion boards as well as on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and Wikipedia, according to a request for quotation...."

Source: www.nextgov.com Food and Drug Administration

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Furloughs loom soon as political infighting puts federal employees in the crosshairs again

Article Title: NASA warns its 18,000 employees that no federal budget deal by Sept. 30 would mean furloughs

Snippet of Article: "...Radzanowski says no funding for the 2014 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 "would ... mean that a number of employees would be temporarily furloughed."..."

Source: al.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Navy Yard shooter held security clearance despite background history

Article Title: Navy Yard shooting rampage kills 12; dead suspect is contractor

Snippet of Article: "...Employed as a military contractor, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis began at the Navy Yard last week, but worked at multiple Navy offices over the summer,..."

Source: www.cnn.com Aaron Alexis

Sunday, September 15, 2013

40,000 Feds delayed direct-deposit on Friday due to error

Article Title: Pay is delayed for 40,000 federal workers

Snippet of Article: "...More than 40,000 federal employees expecting direct-deposit paychecks Friday did not receive their funds because of an error at one of the government’s payroll processing centers, officials said...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Federal job hiring on the decline

Article Title: Federal hiring declines to six-year low point

Snippet of Article: "...The drop in hiring comes as agencies face a wave of retirements by baby-boomers, who are calling it quits amid budget cuts, furloughs and poor morale caused by a negative public view of federal service...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Monday, September 9, 2013

Postal work is by far the most dangerous among federal civilian jobs

Article Title: Most dangerous jobs: Postal work tops list among federal civilian positions

Snippet of Article: "...In terms of federal jobs, postal work is by far the most dangerous: Last year, postal employees constituted a third of all federal civilian employees in the United States..."

Source: www.federaltimes.com